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My first two hours with the BlackBerry Playbook

I picked up a BlackBerry Playbook today to test, review and attempt to integrate it into my business workflow. After all the hype, pre-release videos and hundreds of reviews I’ve read prior to its launch this week, I knew this was going to be the right tablet device for me. Boy was I wrong. Here’s [...]Related posts:

  1. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks
  2. Blackberry and the Productivity Myth
  3. My First 15 Minutes with DriveSafe.ly for BlackBerry

Syndicated 2011-04-21 03:28:17 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: General Failure in sending the command to the application

This problem results from clicking on a URL, mailto or web link embedded inside an email in Outlook when you have Mozilla Firefox set as your default browser: If you’ve suffered from this problem using Outlook and Firefox on Windows, I have a fix! Launch regedit.exe (if you’re on Windows 7, right-click and “Run as [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: How to Delete RSS Feeds Folder from Outlook 2007
  2. SOLVED: Firefox high CPU load with plugin-container
  3. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003

Syndicated 2011-04-12 03:58:09 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Configure Tor + SASL + irc to connect to Freenode

I fought this problem on the train into the city today, because my MiFi‘s hostname was not correctly reversing to it’s given IP (verified by dig) and Freenode was denying the connection; it looked like this: Mar 22 06:51:41 * Looking up irc.freenode.net Mar 22 06:51:41 * Connecting to chat.freenode.net (86.65.39.15) port 6667... Mar 22 [...] Related posts:

  1. Information wants to be a ballerina
  2. SOLVED: HOWTO mount an external, encrypted LUKS volume under Linux
  3. ROT13 plugin for Xchat (in C)

Syndicated 2011-03-23 00:39:05 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: How to use Ctrl-Alt-F1 in VMware with Linux guests

If you’re like me, you probably use VMware Workstation (or VMware Player or VMware Fusion) quite a bit to test different aspects of other operating systems without having to break your host machine. I do development and testing on Linux, and need to ensure that the latest Linux distributions don’t break my code, or that [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Building VMware Workstation modules on Linux 2.6.32
  2. VMware “undefined symbol: g_get_user_special_dir” error SOLVED
  3. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox

Syndicated 2011-03-17 14:56:13 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: How to put your NeatWorks data into Dropbox

As I use Dropbox more and more, I’m beginning to see that it really has a lot of value, and not just of the normal “file backup” variety. (see some of my other blog posts on Dropbox for some of my other ideas). I’ve been using NeatWorks NeatDesk for awhile, and began relying on it [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: Sharing TweetDeck settings across multiple Windows and Linux machines
  2. SOLVED: Moving your Outlook Address Book to another location
  3. SOLVED: Calendar Printing Assistant for Office 2010

Syndicated 2010-11-07 17:02:24 from random neuron misfires

Testing Twitter Tools

Ignore this post, it will be deleted. I’m testing whether Twitter Tools can successfully post this blog entry back to Twitter. Test, test test. Related posts:Solution to prc-tools on AMD64 and other 64-bit machines Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks External tools to search Microsoft Outlook 2007 Related posts:

  1. Solution to prc-tools on AMD64 and other 64-bit machines
  2. Testing the Speed of BlackBerry Tethering Against My Own Networks
  3. External tools to search Microsoft Outlook 2007

Syndicated 2010-11-05 15:38:31 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Moving your Outlook Address Book to another location

I’m definitely not a Windows user, nor a fan of Microsoft products, but I do have to use them for work and my personal calendaring with Cozi and my BlackBerry device, so I’m learning how to tweak and modify the core components to suit how I use them. In this case, I have a direct [...] Related posts:

  1. SOLVED: How to Delete RSS Feeds Folder from Outlook 2007
  2. HOWTO: Repair your Outlook PST file from the commandline
  3. SOLVED: Fixing a Minor Nit with Office Communicator

Syndicated 2010-11-05 06:43:20 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Browsing securely, using i2p with Firefox and FoxyProxy

I’ve been using i2p for a few things, including browsing and keeping my online research for new business ventures out of the prying eyes of my local Internet providers. Typically this means using a web browser of some sort to access content on the i2p networks (information that certain restrictive governments would prefer not be [...] Related posts:

  1. Squid + Privoxy + Tor for secure, transparent web browsing
  2. SOLVED: How to Disable Ctrl-Q in Firefox
  3. SOLVED: Java Plugin in Firefox on 64-bit Windows Server 2003

Syndicated 2010-11-02 22:42:33 from random neuron misfires

How American Express’ shady practices are making the economy WORSE

I have been an American Express customer for many years. I have an AMEX card that gives me points, miles and is honored by Delta Airlines for free flights for Seryn when she flies with me. My payment history on this card is what American Express themselves calls “stellar” in their own records. Every 3 [...] Related posts:

  1. Amazon/CHASE Bank humor for the day
  2. WARNING: Avoid Amazon/CHASE equities and properties
  3. Reducing the wallet bulk on the “Road to More Productivity”

Syndicated 2010-11-02 22:36:08 from random neuron misfires

Removing and Editing Windows “network” Passwords

My work machine constantly locks me out of my two corporate accounts there, depending on which resource or website I’m accessing while connected via the VPN. When I access the parent company’s web infrastructure, my ML corporate ID is locked out. When I access some of the ML sites and resources, my BAC corporate ID [...] Related posts:

  1. Network Dissolutions, h4xx0ring and more!
  2. Information Interchange, psycho stalkers and network suffrage
  3. Snapshot backups of EVERYTHING using rsync (including Windows!)

Syndicated 2010-11-02 22:01:26 from random neuron misfires

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